Dubbed the richest game in football, tomorrow will see Aston Villa take on Derby County for the final place in next season’s Premier League.
With an official allocation of over 36,000 and the game completely sold out, it should be another momentous occasion.
Whilst the official Villa website has published a guide to the day at Wembley, if you haven’t had the opportunity to see it or don’t have access to PDF files, here is our own guide to what you need to know.
The game will kick off at 3 pm, with the turnstiles due to open at 1 pm.
Villa fans have been allocated the West Stand and are sure to take note of your block numbers.
If you’ve not been before, the stadium is pretty easy to navigate with gate letters to guide you to entrance points and then the blocks just sweep around the relevant tier numerically.
If you have friends or family in the same tier it is just one long open concourse that you can walk around to locate others.
In regards to travelling to Wembley, the Aston Villa official travel will depart from Witton Lane at 9 am (boarding at 845am) and the arrival time at Wembley is predicted to be about 12 pm.
Coaches 2 and 3 which provide disabled access will be parked on the away coach car park opposite the North Stand car park.
If you are travelling by train or underground, there are a number of options available.
The nearest underground station to the stadium is Wembley Park and it is roughly around ten minutes walk to the stadium. You can get to Wembley Park on both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
The nearest train station is Wembley Stadium which is on Birmingham to Marylebone line.
If you’re hanging around after the game (hopefully to celebrate), the final train departing from Euston to Birmingham New Street is at 1130pm.
There is a reduced service due to it being a Bank Holiday and with most people pre-booking, it may be a busy option.
Fan Zones and Pubs
There will be a number of Fan Zones for both sets of fans.
Whilst these are free to enter, a match ticket will be required to gain entry.
The Events Pad will include a Budweiser bar and numerous food outlets. It opens at 10 am and will feature live music too.
The Box Park is based on the concept of a pop-up mall. Street Food vendors will be mixed with brands to provide both shopping and dining opportunities. It will be open from 10 am and closes at 11 pm.
The Fan Zones will be in between Wembley Park underground station and Wembley Stadium train station (to the right of Wembley Way if that’s the route you take).
If the Fan Zones aren’t for you and you prefer a traditional pub, there are 7 pubs that have been allocated to Villa supporters. These are:
The Green Man (HA9 8DF)
Liquor Station (HA9 6AA)
JJ Moons (HA9 6AA)
Flannery’s Bar (HA0 2AF)
Station 31 (HA9 6BD)
The Corner House (HA9 6BA)